Here is a curious word that I found in “The Disappearance of Lady Carfax”, one of The Greatest Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. I wasn’t sure what it meant, so I thought I would look it up and share it with you, especially since Dr Watson uses the word to describe Holmes.

Adroit – expert at using the hands and body, nimble; cleverly skillful, resourceful, ingenious

Usage: “All this I jotted down and felt that Holmes himself could not have been more adroit in collecting his facts.”